Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
To assist her introduction to the new class the teacher asks her to tell the class about herself.
What evolves is the story of how she got her name which is interesting in itself, but the real value of this story is the process of writing or telling a story.
The kids will love the story and will know how to do the same thing about themselves.
A great story to read to your class at the start the year.
Aimed at year 3/4 and below. try it you will love it and so will your class.